|Speed Range||4.0-7.0 m/s (in 0.05 m/s increments)|
|Capacity||24 x 2.0ml|
|Cycle Time||1 to 90 sec. (up to 90 sec.)|
|Pause between cycles||0 to 2 min. (1 sec. increments)|
|Max. cycles per program||10|
|Program Memory||up to 50|
|Accel./Decel Time||<2 sec. / <2 sec.|
|Dimensions||11 x 14.2 x 15.2 in. / 28 x 36 s 38.5 cm|
|Weight||55 lbs / 25 kg|
|Electrical||100 to 240V 50-60 Hz|
The BeadBlaster™ 24 completely lyses, grinds and homogenizes
a broad variety of biological samples. Even the most difficult and
resistant samples are fully homogenized, often in 35 seconds or
The stainless steel tube carrier subjects up to 24 samples to an
optimized, high speed, 3D motion, producing high energy impacts
between the samples and micro-beads to release cellular contents.
After homogenization, samples can be centrifuged and the
supernatant collected for further processing.
Operating parameters for the BeadBlaster 24 are set and displayed
digitally. To protect fragile, heat sensitive samples, the unit can be
programmed to operate in shortened consecutive cycles with a rest
period in between. Up to 50 such programs can be stored in memory
and recalled for future use. A transparent lid allows for visualization
of samples, and features a mechanical lid lock that prevents opening
the lid when the BeadBlaster is in operation. A brushless motor reduces
motor noise and provides maintenance free operation.
Benchmark offers an assortment of prefilled tube kits for a variety
of sample types. The popular Triple-Pure™ kits include acid washed,
heat treated, zirconium beads. The beads are tested to be free of
nucleases, making them ideal for molecular biology applications.
A convenient starter kit (D1032-SK) is available to accommodate
a broad range of sample types and optimize applications.